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Eureka Springs EAST Students Receive Technology Center Grant
Eureka Springs EAST Students Receive Technology Center Grant Posted on Dec 1, 2005 at 10:00 AM

The Carroll County Community Technology Center received a $2,000 grant from the Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF) for the purchase of equipment and software. Sam Kirk, CCCF Executive Director, awarded the grant funds to the EAST Lab of the Eureka Springs High School.

SBC Foundation Funds EAST Initiative Efforts to Deliver Online Training
SBC Foundation Funds EAST Initiative Efforts to Deliver Online Training Posted on Nov 14, 2005 at 4:23 PM

Furthering its commitment to helping strengthen nonprofits that serve people of all backgrounds and needs, the SBC Foundation - the philanthropic arm of SBC Communications Inc. - today announced that it has awarded an SBC Excelerator technology grant of $23,250 to the nonprofit EAST Initiative.

EAST Initiative Welcomes New President/CEO
EAST Initiative Welcomes New President/CEO Posted on Nov 14, 2005 at 4:17 PM

Edward E. Darbonne joins the EAST Initiative as President/CEO with a career path that includes teaching, fundraising and information systems management. Most recently Mr. Darbonne was the Chief Information Officer of a major university foundation in the Midwest.

Former EAST Student Joins EAST Board of Directors
Former EAST Student Joins EAST Board of Directors Posted on Nov 14, 2005 at 4:13 PM

EAST is excited to welcome the newest member of the EAST Board of Directors, Mr. RJ Martino. RJ comes to the board not only as its newest member, but also as its youngest (recently graduated from Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock). RJ brings a wealth of EAST experience with him; he is an EAST alumnus of Bryant High School and the UALR EAST program.

Bersin Sees EAST Lab as Future of Education
Bersin Sees EAST Lab as Future of Education Posted on Oct 27, 2005 at 3:39 PM

Winship Middle School eighth-grader Alyssa Masterson, left, and seventh-grader Elijah Beiser, middle, listen to California Secretary of Education Alan Bersin in the school’s Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) Lab.

Eureka Springs High School Receives MIT Grant
Eureka Springs High School Receives MIT Grant Posted on Oct 27, 2005 at 3:36 PM

The Eureka Springs High School, represented by its EAST Lab, was one of 18 high schools that recently received the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grant to invent an affordable and portable (wristband) health monitoring and warning device for young people who are at risk for high blood pressure.

Eureka High EAST Lab Wins Golden Bell Award
Eureka High EAST Lab Wins Golden Bell Award Posted on Oct 25, 2005 at 3:31 PM

Eureka High School's EAST Lab will be honored in the 26th Annual Golden Bell Awards program of the California School Boards Association (CSBA).The award was won in the Instruction category under the direction of teachers Jennifer Johnson and Ron Perry.

EAST Website Gets a Makeover
EAST Website Gets a Makeover Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 3:20 PM

The EAST website has a new, fresh look and added functionality. The new site refocuses EAST’s attention on the most important end-users - the EAST students - by placing the tools they most often need, such as the Project Toolkit and the Forums, up front where they can get to them quickly.

Monticello EAST Students Receive Award from Attorney General
Monticello EAST Students Receive Award from Attorney General Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 3:14 PM

Monticello EAST Lab students received the “Star of Excellence Award”, which is presented each year by Attorney General Mike Beebe during the Arkansas Missing Children’s Day ceremony to honorees who have made a significant difference in protecting children.

Welcome to New EAST Initiative Board Members
Welcome to New EAST Initiative Board Members Posted on Sep 8, 2005 at 2:29 PM

The EAST staff would like to welcome three new distinguished members to the EAST Initiative Board of Directors. Dr. David Thornburg, Ms. Kelly Hunt Lyon, and Mr. Charlie Fitzpatrick were elected to the EAST Board for terms that extend into 2008 and join a board comprised of other leaders who want it to make a positive impact on the lives of childre

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